Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

Fukushima operator TEPCO posts solid mid-term profit

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant posted a solid mid-term pre-tax profit on Friday, despite not restarting idle nuclear reactors or hiking electricity rates.

Japan nuclear plants not affected by strong quake

 Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan following a magnitude 5.6 quake that hit north of Tokyo on Tuesday.

Fukushima operator to compensate victim in suicide law suit, won't appeal

The operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Friday it won`t appeal against a court ruling that it was responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster, adding it would pay USD 465,400 in compensation.

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said today.

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said Tuesday.

Fukushima operator unveils newest tainted-water plan

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water directly into the ocean, sparking concerns over whether it would be properly decontaminated.

Indian priest faces deportation for molesting girl in US

An Indian-origin priest has been sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation and faces deportation for sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl in the US state of Minnesota, local media reported.

In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

Fukushima worker dies after accident: Plant operator

A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan died in hospital Friday after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility’s operator said.

Fukushima operator halts water decontamination system

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Wednesday it has temporarily shut down a decontamination system that scrubs radiation-tainted water used to cool damaged reactors.

Fukushima: Tepco submits new business plan, seeks more funds

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant submitted a revised business plan to the government on Friday aimed at securing steady profit with the restart of its undamaged Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant in July.

Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan

Tokyo Electric Power Wednesday submitted a fresh restructuring plan to a Japanese government-backed fund that envisages the creation of a special unit to dismantle the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Fukushima operator starts dangerous fuel-rod removal

Workers at Japan`s Fukushima nuclear plant today began moving fuel rods from a reactor building, in their most difficult and dangerous task since a tsunami crippled the facility in 2011.

Japan OKs fuel removal from pool at nuke plant

Japanese regulators have given a final approval for a plan to remove fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building considered as the highest risk at the crippled nuclear plant.

Japan ruling-party panel to propose break-of Fukushima operator: Media

A Japanese ruling-party panel will recommend the break-up of Tokyo Electric Power Co after shortcomings in the firm`s handling of clean-up operations at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, Japanese media said on Wednesday.

Fukushima radiation levels soar to record high in aftermath of Typhoon Wipha

Japan`s Tokyo Electric Power Co. has detected the highest level of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances yet at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in the aftermath of Typhoon Wipha.

New leak detected at Fukushima N-plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said Thursday that it had found another leak at the site and that levels of radioactivity near a ditch had spiked.

Fukushima leak contaminates six people with radioactive water

Six workers were drenched in a leak at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday after a pipe was leaked by mistake.

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO

A new radioactive water leak has been discovered at Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator said on Wednesday, according to Japanese news agencies.